Color-printed spread digitized by the page; half in color, half in black and white.
From p. 260-61 of Microscopic Cabinet of Select Animated Objects, by Andrew Pritchard, C. R. Goring (1832). [Here]
“Congratulations! You have been selected to exhibit your work in “the gallery” at the J. Wayne Reitz Union for the Spring 2012 semester.”
You heard it here first! —kcw
Transfer of printed image onto text of opposing page; snakes!
From p. 334 of The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Animated Nature, by Oliver Goldsmith (1825). [Here]
Page-turning motion, with hands of employee.
From p. 133( ?) of A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon (1810). [Here]
Hole ripped in title page leaf.
From the front matter of An Animated Molecule and its Nearest Relatives, by Daniel Clark (1878). [Here]
Distorted text and images.
From various pages of Wyoming: Its History, Stirring Incidents, and Romantic Adventures, by George Peck (1858). [Here]
Reader’s illustration of a horse (with New York Public Library stamp).
From the front matter of Wyoming, by Edward Sylvester Ellis (1888). [Here]
Printed plates photographed through protective tissue.
From various pages of Wyoming: A Record of the One Hundredth Year Commemorative Observance of the Battle and Massacre (1882). [Here]
Small book left uncropped, with view of employee’s hands and digitization environment; with neon/high-contrast filter.
From various pages of Rules for Regulating the Subscription Library at Stamford (1787). [Here]
Library stamp documented on fore-edge.
From p. 415 of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine by George Milbry Gould and Walter Lytle Pyle (1901). [Here]
Note: This is a really interesting book, but not for the faint of heart. It combines the almost-surely-mythical and the present-day-mundane with what is otherwise a vast account of documented anomalies and curiosities of medicine. It inspired the title of my exhibit back in August. —kcw
Marbled endpapers digitized in black and white, with various filter types applied in blocks.
From the back matter of Knight’s American Mechanical Dictionary, v. 1, by Edward Henry Knight (1874). [Here]
A Cataloger’s Look at the Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
2nd Floor, Library East (Map)
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
November 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012
9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (Calendar)
This exhibit, put together by rare books catalogers at the University of Florida, features all sorts of cool children’s books: the best of Maurice Sendak, lots of autographed copies (including Munro Leaf and Trina Schart Hyman), toy and game books (like The Slant Book), foreign language books, and more!
This case is about the collection’s oddities and surprising morbidity: cannibalism and the plague, skeletons and hallucinations, and lots—lots—of dead children and puppies.
This case brought to you by yours truly: a first edition of Edward Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump (1963), a couple of Caldecott-illustrated tales (including Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog), and Frank Asch’s hallucinogenic Linda, among others. Floridians should come by and check it out! —kcw
"Map of the British Isles According to Ptolemy" left folded through digitization.
Facing p. 584 of A History of Ancient Geography among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest Ages Till the Fall of the Roman Empire, v. 2, by E. H. Bunbury (1879). [Here]
Submitted to The Art of Google Books by asfaltics.